Australia is now Change.org's seventh-largest market with 1.5 million users, two-thirds of whom are women, and two-thirds are over 35. A Queensland student's campaign against the Coalition's NBN policy is the most popular in Australia, with more than 270,000 signatures.
After radio host Kyle Sandilands launched an ugly tirade against a young journalist who reported on the failure of his TV show a Change.org petition attracted 30,000 supporters and spurred a $10 million advertiser boycott. More than 220,000 people have signed a Change.org petition over the so-called "gay panic" defence for homicide in Queensland. The government has declined to change the law.
High-profile victories claimed by Change.org in Australia this year include that of a campaign to get life-saving cancer surgery for a Sydney mother, Nicole Perko and another to have fallen peace-keepers included on the Roll of Honour at the Australian War Memorial.
Change.org in Australia claims 28 victories for human rights campaigns, 19 for the environment and 16 each for women's issues and education.